1. Welcome to PlowSite. Notice a fresh look and new features? It’s now easier to share photos and videos, find popular topics fast, and enjoy expanded user profiles. If you have any questions, click HELP at the top or bottom of any page, or send an email to help@plowsite.com. We welcome your feedback.

    Dismiss Notice

Down pressure

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by yamaguy, Dec 24, 2007.

  1. yamaguy

    yamaguy Senior Member
    Messages: 556

    I have been doing alot of driveways and because my truck is so long I usually just backdrag the whole thing. The V does ok, but it could be alot better. I am wanting to put a backdrag edge on it to help, but I have been wondering if there is a way to modify things to make the lift cylinder to put some down pressure and maybe not have to buy the edge. Then I ran across this for a Blizzard and wondered if anyone has tried it.
    I don't think the pressure would be that much because when I take my Boss off it will only lift the truck a little, so maybe 100 or 200 lbs of lift force. Any thoughts?

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    I would think you could do it. I would like to do this to mine if it can be done. I know it would help a ton. I would even consider putting the back drag edge on my plow when, and if I change it to get some downpressure, just to help it out more.
  3. I have seen this subject before but dont recall anyone saying that they have
    actually made a jumper switch for the smart-hitch to opt for down pressure

    ??? does it work
    ??? does it help when dragging

  4. ProSeasons

    ProSeasons Senior Member
    Messages: 624

    I didn't make the jumper switch but I do get out and flip the friggin' switch when I don't scrape down to pavement. Been doin' it since 2000. The ol'e Boss is tough.
  5. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    you must be on a posting streak!

    what switch are you speaking of?
  6. payton

    payton Senior Member
    Messages: 470

    how many switchs are on a boss plow?

    umm just one that i know of...
  7. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    just one that i know of on the tower but i didnt know if there was anything inside the cover?

    plus it doesnt make sense to me because you have to put the plow in float for that switch to work.
  8. new vs/ old

    dont know about the newer styles

    but the 1999 straight plow is the old style that I have to go back to the
    cab to use the joy stick to (mount or unmount) the plow.

    so the 'old' smart switch is not used in float.
    I can see that would be different if I could do the same at the tower.

    I havent had the guts to try this but I am going to now.

    I need to put in a switch to dash and a good 2 pin (trailer) disconnect.

    thanks for the input
  9. Bowtytek

    Bowtytek Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 46

    So has anyone tried this and does it work? Looking at a Boss for my next plow and DP would be a nice feature. How do they backdrag normally?
  10. yamaguy

    yamaguy Senior Member
    Messages: 556

    My vee does pretty good. Alot better than people said it would. A nice backdrage edge on any plow will make it a backdrag machine!